Princeton University Plasma Physics Laboratory is seeking a full time Associate Research Physicist (at post-doctoral level) in the area of fusion plasma computation and theory. The applicant should have a completed Ph.D in the area of plasma physics or a related field.
The applicant will participate in research efforts sponsored by the SciDAC Center of Tokamak Disruption Simulation which aims to provide physics insights into tokamak disruption and its mitigation - a top research priority for magnetic fusion. The successful candidate will be involved in developing state of the art integrated kinetic model and simulation capabilities, including the electromagnetic gyrokinetic simulation of MHD, for thermal quench dynamics and associated physics studies, and is expected to work on code development, verification and validation.
It is preferred that the candidate has fundamental knowledge on fusion plasma physics and has substantial experience in code development and kinetic or fluid simulations. The initial appointment will be for two years, with renewal for the third year based on availability of resources and performance.
Qualified applicants should apply at www.pppl.gov - and send a curriculum vitae and bibliography, and arrange to have two letters of recommendation sent as soon as possible for full consideration. Letters can be mailed to Weixing Wang, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, James Forrestal Campus, P.O. Box 451, Princeton, NJ 08543 or email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Internal Number: 2019-10976
About Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) is a collaborative national center for fusion energy research, operated by Princeton University for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). A world-class fusion energy research laboratory dedicated to developing the scientific and technological knowledge base for fusion energy as a safe, economical and environmentally attractive energy source for the world’s long-term energy requirements.